Rien Fertel

Rien Fertel is a contributing writer at Serious Eats.
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Expertise: Food Culture, Food History
  • Rien is a writer and teacher who specializes in Southern culture.
  • He is the author of three books, including The One True Barbecue (2016) and Drive-By Truckers' Southern Rock Opera (2018).
  • His bylines have appeared in Time Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Oxford American, Garden & Gun, Men's Journal, Pacific Standard, Southern Living, Saveur, The Local Palate, and more.


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